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MSc Physical Activity, Health and Society

Explore the physiological, psychological, social and political role of physical activity in our society and its impact on health. Our Physical Activity, Health and Society programme examines social and health inequalities and explores how we might use physical activity to improve equity.

Our world-leading academics deliver the programme, offering a cutting-edge curriculum and building on our collaborative expertise in these areas and associated research methods. The programme explores the vital role of physical activity in society, from policy and public health to the spaces and places which enhance, shape and curtail movement.

We’ve developed this programme to allow flexibility and choice together with academic rigour and coherence. Along with a dissertation, you’ll undertake compulsory modules which will critically examine key challenges associated with physical activity to improve health and wellbeing, and consider strategies to tackle health inequalities and social injustice.

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MSc Physical Activity, Health and Society

This programme is suitable for those with a background in traditional sport and exercise sciences, as well as those with a social sciences, anthropological, natural sciences, humanities or broader disciplinary background.
I have felt academically and emotionally supported by all members of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and would like to recognise all of their support in my personal and academic development.

James Mcleod
MRes Sport and Exercise Sciences

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This programme explores the vital role of physical activity in society, from policy and public health to the spaces and places that enhance, shape and curtail movement.
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Funding

We offer a wide range of scholarships, awards and bursaries that are dedicated to supporting students from countries around the world.
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Graduate Destinations

This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills that are highly transferable and desirable by employers, preparing our graduates to succeed in varied fields.
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I had the opportunity to present my Master's research at the Self-Determination Theory Conference with academic senior leaders in attendance. I was also heavily involved with the men's University football club which helped me to pursue my ambition of coaching full time.

Michael Slater
MRes Sport and Exercise Sciences

Learn more about Professor Katie Di Sebastiano

  • Profile

    Katie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Programme Director for the MSc in Physical Activity, Health and Society.

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  • Blog

    Read Katie's blog to find out what it's like to study in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and what to expect from the programme.

    Undergraduates practice using pipettes and blood pressure monitors as they sit at the lab benches. Some wear purple or blue disposable gloves

Profile

Katie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Programme Director for the MSc in Physical Activity, Health and Society.

A woman smiling for the camera

Blog

Read Katie's blog to find out what it's like to study in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences and what to expect from the programme.

Undergraduates practice using pipettes and blood pressure monitors as they sit at the lab benches. Some wear purple or blue disposable gloves